Scandinavian-American songs and stories from yesteryear.
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Tracks 01-52: various artists
Tracks 18-24: El Brendel
Tracks 01-47: recordings in English with a Scandinavian accent
Tracks 48-50: Scandinavian recordings with an American accent
Tracks 51-52: from the songbooks of Olle i Skratthult (Hjalmar Peterson)
GUS HEEGE POSTERS
EL BRENDEL MOVIE SONGS
1930 Just Imagine: "The Romance Of Elmer Stremingway"
1931 Delicious: "Blah, Blah, Blah"
1938 Happy Landing: "Yonny And His Oompah"
1940 If I Had My Way: "The Pessimistic Character"
EL BRENDEL ON IMPERIAL RECORDS
8086 Frankie And Yohnny
8085 Yumpin' Yiminy
El Brendel sang one verse of "The Pessimistic Character" in the 1940 movie "If I Had My Way". In 1950 El Brendel recorded four songs for Imperial Records. "Yumpin' Yiminy" was adapted from "Holy Yumpin Yimini", a 1918 song by Bernie Grossman, Ed Morton and Nat Vincent. Tracks 51-52 are stories published in Swedish by Olle i Skratthult. The English translations have been recorded as synthesized speech.
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